Mobile fraud growth is outpacing that of m-commerce, says TransUnion

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As more consumers shop from smartphones over their computers, the risk is rising fast. M-commerce is growing fast as consumers rapidly move from computers to phones for shopping, but TransUnion is warning that mobile fraud is growing at an even faster rate. Last year, 78 percent of online purchasing came from mobile devices. As over three quarters of purchases come from smartphones, retailers have been pushing hard with investments into m-commerce. However, TransUnion’s recent Global E-Commerce in 2020 report showed that the growth of the smartphone shopping experience isn’t occurring…

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Google mobile first indexing going full steam ahead in September 2020

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The search engine giant is switching completely, and currently 70 percent of sites are already there. Google has announced that it will be switching completely over to mobile first indexing as of September 2020. At that time, all sites crawled by the search engine’s spiders will be indexed primarily with smartphones and mobile devices in mind. It was initially believed that Google wouldn’t make the switch until the end of the year. A recent blog post from Google has updated that timeframe, revealing that it is moving fully to mobile…

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Mobile retail shopping represents 42 percent of online sales, study

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Smartphones have also increased revenue for 65 percent of retailers according to the research. Mobile retail shopping is rapidly playing a growing role in the online shopping experience, and new research helps to show just how this evolution is occurring. Not only are more shoppers using smartphones to shop but retailers are earning more as a result. About 42 percent of online sales now come from mobile retail shopping sources such as smartphones, said the results of a new study commissioned by Quiq, a messaging software firm, as reported by…

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Mobile commerce gains leap ahead to record 80 percent adoption rate

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New Ipsos data shows that 4 out of 5 people around the world use smartphones in order to shop. Consumers are now shopping on their smartphones, leading to mobile commerce gains the world has never seen before, revealed a study conducted by Ipsos and commissioned by PayPal. At the same time that consumers are shopping on these devices, they remain concerned about security. The poll involved the participation of 22,000 consumers around the world. It examined mobile commerce gains across all age groups. This research found that 80 percent of…

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UK mobile commerce expected to grow by leaps and bounds in 2019

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British smartphone shoppers to spend £10 billion more in 2019 compared to 2018. A new report from uSwitch, a leading UK comparison and switching service, reveals that UK mobile commerce and tablet commerce is expected to break records this year. In 2019, it has been forecasted that £25 billion ($32.9 billion) will be spent by British mobile shoppers, which is £10 billion (over $13.1 billion) more compared to the country’s m-commerce figures in 2018. Thirty million Brits are expected to use their phones to shop this year. If uSwitch’s projections…

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